We Tried Sugarwish—and It’s the Personalized Care Package of Our Dreams
Your loved one will feel like a kid in a candy store with this sweet care package. Here's everything you need to know about Sugarwish.
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We’re firm believers that the best gifts are ones that keep on giving (read: they’re filled with yummy treats). If they’re customized to the giftee and work for any occasion, even better.
Sugarwish checks all these boxes—and more. We’re obsessed with the fact that all the decision making is in the hands of the recipient. Meaning, no more second guessing if that trinket or salted caramel coffee you’re sending will be a hit or miss. Your loved one picks out exactly what they want. Talk about fuss-free gifting!
We’ve been big fans of Sugarwish for some time now, so when I had the opportunity to receive my very own box, compliments of Taste of Home‘s Senior Shopping Editor, Katie Bandurski, I was thrilled. From ordering to receiving, here’s everything you need to know about sending a Sugarwish.
What is a Sugarwish?
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It’s the sweetest care package to send to friends and family without having to guess their favorite treats. Sugarwish makes it easy to send a gift they’ll actually use (and eat) by sending the recipient a link to select what they want in their gift box.
The sender picks what size box and type they want to send, and the recipient customizes their ultimate snack. With options for selecting candy, cookies, popcorn, savory snacks, cotton candy, coffee and tea, wine and even dog treats, the gift-giving options are endless. For another customized care package, read our Happy Box review.
There’s a lot to love about Sugarwish. For starters, there’s multiple box options available depending on the recipient’s tastebuds. And there’s more than just candy available. Plus, within each treat category, there are goodies galore to choose from.
Plus, it doesn’t have to be a blowout special occasion to send a loved one a Sugarwish. The smallest box option starts at two treats per box, which is ideal as a gift idea for someone who just got a new job or a gift for a friend going through a hard time.
How We Tested Sugarwish
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Katie, the giver, says:
Ordering couldn’t be easier. Simply click “Send a Sugarwish” and choose between treats, drinks or “selects.” The “selects” options give your giftee the most control. They can decide in the moment what they’re in the mood to eat or drink. For Madi’s box, I chose a medium Custom Select.
Once I’d made my food and drink category selections (you can choose up to six), I chose an e-card to accompany the gift. Sift through options for literally every occasion, from congratulations to birthdays. You can also upload your own image for a custom card.
Then, I picked my delivery method. Sugarwish has options for email (which is what I chose), as well as messaging platforms and a print out. You can also choose a specific date to send the gift. Finally, I filled out Madi’s information and checked out. The whole process took less than five minutes.
Madi, the giftee, says:
After Katie set up the Sugarwish box, a link to choose my goodies arrived in my inbox. I love gummy candy, so I chose a few different kinds. I have a savory tooth, too, so the tailgate mix also made it into my box (it contains goldfish, pretzels and peanuts). And because I was feeling adventurous, I let Sugarwish pick the last treat for me. The candy selection process was quick and easy. Although, deciding between all of the delectable flavors was difficult. To say I felt like a kid in a candy store is an understatement.
My Sugarwish arrived at my door in a gorgeous candy cane-striped red and blue box. The packaging was a 10/10, and all six snacks I chose were neatly assorted inside their own sealed treat cups. It only took three short days for it to arrive, and I was amazed at how fresh the candy tasted.
The portion sizes were more than enough for one person (or one person with a very prominent sweet tooth). With six candies to enjoy, I enlisted the help of my sister/roommate to help me eat this sweet gift. We treated ourselves to a movie night and indulged in all the sugary goodness. Afterwards, there were still plenty of treats to go around for quick indulgences. Even on day five the candy tasted as fresh as it did on day one.
- Giftee gets to pick their treats
- Strong variety of treats to choose from
- Ability to mix and match sweet and savory snacks
- Generous portions
- Treats stay fresh for several days
- Complimentary e-card helps you celebrate any occasion
- 5+ box sizes available
- Pre-order available
- Shipping included
- Recyclable box and treat cups
- Woman-owned business
- Runs more expensive than individually buying candy at the store
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How many cookies do you get with Sugarwish?
Just like all Sugarwish boxes, the giver chooses what size box they wish to send. Cookie boxes start at a mini size, which includes two cookies, and run all the way up to 12 cookies in the extra large box. There’s even a deluxe box option, which includes eight cookies and a Corkcicle mug. Talk about a delicious gift basket!
How much candy do you get with Sugarwish?
Anywhere from two to 24 candies. Box sizes include mini (two candies), small (four), medium (six), large (eight), extra large (12) and grand (24). The mini, small and medium sizes are best for individual receivers, whereas the large, extra large and grand boxes are ideal for families or corporate work settings.
What Other Reviewers Had to Say
With more than 1,000 customer reviews, here’s what other Sugarwish lovers have to say:
Liz writes, “So cool to let my son pick his sweet! I make him promise to FaceTime with me when it arrives!”
“Unique gifts for anyone,” adds Marquita. “I sent one to an employee as a “well done!” gift. She absolutely loved it. Great prices, cute packaging, quick shipping.”
“Easy to order a gift as a thank you,” shares Kathie. “I have also received the cookies as a gift and they were WONDERFUL!”
Katie, the giver, says: I will definitely be sending more Sugarwish gifts. The site is so easy to use, and I can rest easy knowing my recipient’s will love their gift. There is truly something for everyone. Plus, thanks to the wide variety of delivery options, you can send a gift with just your recipient’s email or phone number. In our digital world, this takes away the awkward “hey, what’s your address again?” question—especially with a new acquaintance. It’s the perfect “thinking of you” or “thank you” gift!
Madi, the giftee, says: My Sugarwish gift experience truly felt like I went to the candy store and picked out the goodies myself. I was interested to see if I could customize it to my tastebuds, even after Katie selected the box type, and luckily, I was. Candy tasted as fresh as it did on day one as it did on day five. I give Sugarwish an A+ for making the sweetest gift that’s personalized to the giftee.
Where to Order a Sugarwish
Send a Sugarwish to your loved one through the Sugarwish website. Boxes start at $23 and go up to $129 for the largest size.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a professional milestone or just sending a “just because” gift, decorate the box with a complimentary e-card. From there, enter the recipient’s info and they’ll receive a link to select their Sugarwish treats. Once that’s completed, they’ll receive their sweet care package in a few business days. This way to candy lane!
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